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    Posted: 02/01/2017 at 12:25pm
'90 Bass biggy, complete restoration underway.  Questions:

1.  Bass buggy threads on this forum seem to feature new corner caps, both the 90 degree ones and the 150 (?) degree ones.  Where can I get 'em?

2.  The BOTTOM of the plywood floor on my boat had some sort of black stain or paint.  What is it and should I do it to the new material.

Other questions to follow as I am a noob.


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on the corner caps do a search there is a company that seals a lot of different ones but I don't remember the name right now.
  I have a 1993 tracker and my caps are plastic I can't find any to replace them at all. I even called tracker Marine and the guy never got back to me.
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I did a search for the end caps with miserable results.  However, a member of this forum has redone a very similar, if not identical, boat as mine and has some really nice looking caps, as appear in one of his many pictures.  I have PM'd the gentleman but have not yet heard back --  I certainly hope to.  His thread is here: 
http://www.pontoonboatforum.com/topic8512_post83536.html#83536
 
Is that black stain of some sort on the bottom of my factory deck?
 
This is the other gent's boat.  Nice looking end caps.  Me:  I want!
 
 
 


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Pictures, mostly of the tear down:


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these??
 It's what I used... 
 
 
 
 


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Thanks, excellent for the 90 degree stuff, but the bass buggy has four that are not 90 degree.  Hoping for some help with those.

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Got my plywood and got my self tapping, Phillips head deck screws.
 
Question: What sort of tool works best to drive these screws through the wood and through the aluminum frame of the boat?
 
 
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Impact driver. I drilled a very small hole to help. Did you put joint seem tape UNDER the plywood seems?  Also don't forget fence raisers.
  when putting pictures up hit space bar twice between pictures.
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Hey, thanks.  I was considering an impact driver, I have only a half inch drive and would really prefer a 3/8 drive.   A little bit more controllable.  I was wondering  about a pilot hole -- you've smooth-talked me into it.  What size bit did you use?  I'm considering 3/16 or so.
I have the tape you mentioned and risers as well.  Getting stoked.  Love the transition between tearing stuff up, and then building it back.
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This past summer I did my second one. wish i had the time to clean and polish the tubes. are you going to put carpet down?


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I'm looking for options in lieu of carpeting.  In insect & spider rich Florida, carpet is not an ideal choice.  In fact I'm considering products like "Deck Over" sold by Home Deopt that is really intended for refinishing old decks.  I have a friend who used it on an aging pontoon deck with very good results.  However, my deck will be brand new marine grade plywood.  Also looking at a Sherwin-Williams product.
 
Any comments on an other-than-carpet most welcome.  The vinyl covering offered by Pontoon Stuff is an option too.
 
BTW, I only pressure washed my logs and aluminum structure.  Not inclined to polish 'em.


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De-anting the boat-trailer interface:



de-constructing the console:


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Progress!  Note, there's an extra sheet of plywood laying on the deck near the stern in the 'after' pictrue:

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Don't need no steenkin' plastic console:
 
 
 
 
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plastic is lighter. I also replaced all my water soaked wood seat bases for plastic. Pontoon is a lot lighter now.
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For fast I have turbo charged PWC's.  For wine, cheese, and sunsets, I have pontoon boats.  Don't care how much the 'toons weigh.

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Carpet gluing down.  No problems!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAQB9kYyFtw
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Man your fast!LOL
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Originally posted by curtiscapk curtiscapk wrote:

Man your fast!LOL
  You don't want the glue to get sticky before you get the carpet down, so I lit the afterburner.
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Mo' progress!
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